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The Rochester International Film Festival is produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, offering (4) distinct screenings each Spring at George Eastman Museum’s famed Dryden Theatre in Upstate NY.


OUR 60TH RUNS APRIL 26-28, 2018 (Rochester, NY)

Did you know that ours is the longest running, continually held, short film festival … in the world? The Rochester International Film Festival runs for three days each Spring, when we screen dozens of short films (<30 min.) for near-capacity crowds at George Eastman Museum’s famed Dryden Theatre. Our fest has been produced and presented by Movies On A Shoestring, Inc., since 1959. As a 100% volunteer-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we apprecaite your support!

Need help preparing for the fest?

FILMMAKERS – For best results, please mail a screening copy of your Region 1 or Region Free DVD to us via U.S. Postal Service only: RIFF c/o MOAS, Inc. | P.O. Box 17746 | Rochester, NY 14617 | (USA)

QUESTIONS? Call (585) 496-4IFF (-4433), 7am-7pm EST


Contact us by email!

We look forward to your emails. We really do!

To make your experience better, we’ve compiled a list of frequently requested Rochester International Film Festival email addresses. When making inquiries, it’s best to identify yourself in the Subject line as either a Filmmaker, Sponsor, Advertiser, Media Rep, etc. We thank you for your interest in and support for our short film festival.


Upcoming Festival & Volunteer Info:

Join our Mailing list!


General Inquiries:

Al Figler, MOAS Board President


Filmmaker Relations:

Josephine Perini, Accommodations Coordinator

click HERE to email Josephine directly


Film Submissions & Follow-Up:

Donna Hooker, Submissions Coordinator (see SUBMISSIONS tab)


Film Critique Questions:

Gregorgy Langen, Critique Coordinator


Website Maintenance & Film Stills/Trailers:

Brian Moffitt, Webmaster Central


Press & Advertising Opportunities:

Christine G. Adamo, PR, Mktg. & Communications

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